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News and Events Archive
  • Northeastern Law Magazine: Summer 2017 Issue

    "On the Front Lines" and many more stories! (more)

  • 'There's No Way I'll Be Silenced'

    Alfred Brownell, visiting scholar with NUSL’s Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy (PHRGE) who risked his life to defend human rights in Liberia, is profiled by Northeastern News. (more)

  • Misconduct Complaints Filed Against Former State Prosecutors

    Professor Daniel Medwed joins the Innocence Project in filing bar complaints against two former assistant attorneys general. (more)

  • Lindauer Nominated to Serve on SALT Board of Governors

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  • Escaping Big Pharma’s Pricing With Patent-Free Drugs

    “D.N.D.I.’s success is ample proof that the model of nonprofit, open-source research and development is a viable alternative to exclusive reliance on patent and data monopolies,” Professor Brook Baker tells The New York Times. (more)

  • What Is Corporate Manslaughter?

    On WGBH's Morning Edition, Professor Daniel Medwed discusses the crime of corporate manslaughter and efforts by Mass. AG Maura Healey ’98 to amend the law. (more)

  • Fired Boston Police Officer Reinstated by State's Highest Court

    Professor Daniel Medwed talks to WGBH News about the SJC's ruling to reinstate a Boston police officer who has been fired two times for using excessive force. (more)

  • Abortion and US Foreign Policy: The Mexico City Policy

    "If US funding for family planning and reproductive health services is to better the lives of individuals who live in environments where health systems rely on aid money, the Mexico City Policy must be revoked," writes Professor Aziza Ahmed in a blog for the American Constitution Society. (more)

  • Former US Attorney Tabbed as Interim Manchester Solicitor

    “We are going to handle our domestic violence docket in a victim-centered and trauma-informed manner,” Emily Rice '84 tells the New Hampshire Union Leader upon being named as Manchester’s new interim city solicitor. (more)

  • Biogen Aims to Block Tecfidera Generics With Flurry of Lawsuits

    Listen: On WGBH's Morning Edition, Professor Daniel Medwed discusses the recent efforts by Cambridge-based drug company Biogen to file a flurry of lawsuits against competitors. (more)

  • Northeastern Law Students and Faculty at Logan on Immigration Front Lines

    Northeastern University School of Law students and faculty are on the front lines fighting the Trump administration’s immigration policies by assisting immigrants arriving at Logan International Airport. (more)

  • Is Chief Justice John Roberts Showing Signs Of Moderation?

    Check out Professor Daniel Medwed's latest Legal Ease article for WGBH News. (more)

  • No Greatness in Trump’s Call to Kill AmeriCorps

    In an op-ed for The American Prospect, Dorothy Samuels '75, senior fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice, argues for continued funding of Americorps. (more)

  • Canada Blinks in Face of US/Pharma Pressure – Supreme Court Adopts Wink-Wink Patent Utility Rule

    Professor Brook Baker weighs in on the Canadian Supreme Court's decision in AstraZeneca v. Apotex. (more)

  • Sigal ’18 and Cieslik ’19 Awarded Prestigious Peggy Browning Fellowships

    The Peggy Browning Fund has awarded 10-week summer fellowships to Stacey Sigal ’18 and Keally Cieslik ’19. The application process is highly competitive and the awards were based on their outstanding qualifications. Stacey will spend her fellowship working at the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) in Washington, DC. Keally’s fellowship will be with Greater Boston Legal Services. (more)

  • Nonprofits' Legal and Tech Support Help Resolve Housing Disputes

    The ABA Journal reports on NuLawLab's effort to re-envision the Massachusetts Housing Court. (more)

  • Michelle Carter Conviction: Words Alone May Finally be Enough

    "Courts and prosecutors need to consider what direction they want to take cyberbullying and bullying cases in the future," writes Laura Newman ’18 in a piece written for the NU Law Journal's online forum. (more)

  • Matching Crime With Punishment: The Sentencing Process, NECC Pharmacy and Michelle Carter

    On WGBH's Morning Edition, Professor Daniel Medwed discusses the sentencing process and its application to two recent cases in Massachusetts... (more)

  • Better Care Act Targets Immigrants

    "The politics of resentment continue to distort health policy," writes Professor Wendy Parmet in her Bill of Health blog. (more)

  • What's in the Senate's New Healthcare Bill

    Professor Wendy Parmet is interviewed by Northeastern News (more)

  • GOP Health Care Bill Would Make the World’s Worst Drug Crisis Even Worse

    “Just spending money on treatment is not enough,” Professor Leo Beletsky tells Vice News. “You have to spend it on treatment that actually works.” (more)

  • Defense Claims Missing Evidence in Seeking New Trial for Avery

    Professor Daniel Medwed comments on the Steven Avery case for the Post Crescent: "If Zellner can prove at least one "Brady violation" occurred, the judge will typically overturn the conviction and order a new trial." (more)

  • Trump’s Drug Pricing Executive Order is Likely to be an Unfettered Giveaway to Big Pharma

    "Presented as fulfilling a promise to US voters that drug prices will decline, President Trump has instead given the pharmaceutical industry yet another pathway to amass super-monopoly profits," writes Professor Brook Baker in an article for Health Gap. (more)

  • Repeal And Replace… But With What?

    Listen back: On WBZ NewsRadio, Professor Wendy Parmet discusses some of the changes coming to insurance and healthcare. (more)

  • What's Next for Healthcare Reform?

    A panel of health, law and public policy experts from Northeastern and beyond convened at the School of Law on Wednesday, June 21, for a town hall meeting on the future of healthcare reform in the US. (more)

  • All the Weight of Our Dreams by Brown '18

    Congratulations to Lydia Brown ’18 on the publication of their new book, All the Weight of Our Dreams. Available now through the CreateSpace store! (more)

  • It Isn’t Just About Flint: Water As A Human Right in the United States

    "Recognizing the human right to water at the federal level would provide a stronger legal basis for claims against localities in which the water sources are polluted and unfit for human use," writes Tanisha Canty '19 in an article for Rightscapes. "But, most importantly, a human right to water in the US would give all citizens the most fundamental right there is—the right to live." (more)

  • Texting Suicide Verdict Could Set Bad Precedent, Legal Experts Say

    “I draw a line between moral and legal implications of what she did," Professor Daniel Medwed tells USA Today. “In terms of morality, what she did is despicable. But that doesn’t constitute manslaughter, and that’s the problem." (more)

  • Northeastern Law Clinic Certified to Register Trademarks for Entrepreneurs

    “This is a huge opportunity for our law students, for Northeastern student entrepreneurs, and for the public,” Professor Mary Landergan tells Northeastern News. "With the addition of trademark registration services, the IP CO-LAB will be a full-service operation.” (more)

  • Irvings '75 Hired as Baseball's Arbitrator

    Congratulations to Mark Irvings ’75 on his appointment as Major League Baseball’s independent arbitrator! (more)

  • Morales-Santana and the Plenary Power Doctrine

    In a piece for Human Rights at Home, Professor Rachel Rosenbloom looks at the Morales-Santana case from an immigration perspective. (more)

  • Every Noncitizen is a Priority in Donald Trump’s America

    In an article for the NU Law Review's online forum, Karina Guzman '18 outlines the impact changes in priority enforcements have had on immigration practices. (more)

  • After Russia Imbroglio, Should Jeff Sessions Lose His Law License?

    "Even if Sessions did not engage in “misrepresentation” or “knowingly” provide “a false statement of material fact” to a “tribunal,” his behavior at the confirmation hearing appears to call into question his fitness to practice law and, even more, to serve as the nation’s chief prosecutor," writes Professor Daniel Medwed in his latest Legal Ease article for WGBH News. (more)

  • Dean Jeremy Paul Featured on the Oklahoma Law Firm Blog

    In an interview with the Oklahoma Legal Group as part of its series on law school deans, Dean Jeremy Paul discusses the changing face of legal education and the evolving legal profession. (more)

  • If Kalanick Doesn't Come Back, Then We Know Things Are Very Bad...

    Professor Andrea Matwyshyn speaks with CNBC today about the challenges Uber faces going forward as it retools its corporate governance. (more)

  • High Court Ruling on Birthright Citizenship Is a Victory for Gender Equity

    "The Morales-Santana decision is a reminder — a hard one for Morales-Santana — that equality can be bitter as well as sweet," writes Professor Martha Davis in an op-ed for The Boston Globe. (more)

  • Tuskegee Hosts Conference Remembering Those Fallen to Injustice

    Video: WSFA 12 News reports on the 2-day symposium NUSL's Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project co-sponsored at Tuskegee University last weekend. (more)

  • Assistance or Coercion? Intent Is Key in Text Message Suicide Case, Experts Say

    "It's a square peg in a round hole," Professor Daniel Medwed tells CNN. "It's not a perfect fit for manslaughter." (more)

  • Symposium on Racial Violence History in State of Alabama

    NUSL's Civil Rights & Restorative Justice Project (CRRJ) is proud to sponsor Resurrecting Their Stories, a community-based oral history project, at Tuskegee University. The two-day symposium on the history of racial violence in Alabama begins Friday, June 9. (more)

  • The Comey Hearing: What to Watch for and What to Make of the Hype

    Professor Martha Davis speaks with news@Northeastern about former FBI Director James Comey's testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee. (more)

  • Were James Comey’s Leaks Lawful?

    In The Washington Post, Stephen Kohn ’84 places James Comey’s testimony in the context of historical protection for whistleblowers. (more)

  • Lawyer with Newburyport Office Confirmed as Superior Court Judge

    Congratulations to Jeffrey Karp '93 on being confirmed as an associate justice to the Massachusetts Superior Court! (more)

  • Professor Parmet on The Week in Health Law

    Professor Wendy Parmet joins the Week in Health Law podcast to discuss her new book, The Health of Newcomers: Immigration, Health Policy, and the Case for Global Solidarity. (more)

  • Eshghi ’96 Appointed Assistant Dean for Co-op and Professional Advancement

    Northeastern University School of Law has appointed Nima Eshghi ’96 to the position of assistant dean for co-op and professional advancement. She previously served as an attorney advisor in the Bernard Koteen Office of Public Interest Advising at Harvard Law School and as a staff attorney and clinical instructor in the Wilmer Hale Legal Services Center at Harvard, where she handled a large caseload of families living with HIV/AIDS. (more)

  • Evidence—Cases and Materials: After 20 Years, the Return of a Classic!

    Congratulations to Professor Daniel Medwed, co-author of the 10th edition of the nation’s leading evidence casebook! (more)

  • International Law and the Domestic Travel Ban

    "As the travel ban cases proceed, it will be important to more fully develop the argument arising from US international and domestic obligations under the Refugee Convention," writes Professor Martha Davis in her latest Human Rights at Home blog. (more)

  • Northeastern Law Launches Dual Degrees in Criminal Justice

    Northeastern University School of Law is adding a JD/MS and JD/PhD in criminal justice to its distinctive roster of dual-degree programs. In partnership with the university’s School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, the two new degree offerings provide a lens through which aspiring lawyers and academics may view opportunities to create the conditions for justice, social equality and societal well being. (more)

  • Listen: A Roundup Of The Supreme Judicial Court's Docket

    On WGBH's Morning Edition, Professor Daniel Medwed discusses recent developments at the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts. (more)

  • Law Graduates Urged to Action: 'There's No Time to Waste'

    "This country has never needed smart, creative lawyers more than we do right now," Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund, said in her commencement address on Friday, May 26. "So welcome to the resistance, my friends.” (more)

  • Q&A with Daniel Medwed, Editor of Textbook on DNA Exonerations

    In an interview with the Innocence Project, Professor Daniel Medwed talks about his new book and his hopes for he future of the innocence movement. (more)

  • Congratulations to the Class of 2017

    The class of 2017 received their degrees during the School of Law's commencement ceremony in Matthews Arena on Friday, May 26. Check back soon for photos and video! (more)

  • From the Courtroom to the Ballroom

    In the courtroom, law students Alex Jones and Katie Fiallo would be opponents, but in ballroom, they’re the perfect team. Watch video! (more)

  • Meet the Graduates: Tara Dunn '17

    As an undergraduate, Tara Dunn '17 jumped out of a plane five times—part of parachutist training at the United States Air Force Academy. Tomorrow, she graduates from NUSL. The two experiences had something in common, she tells news@Northeastern: “It was a bumpy road in the beginning, but you gain your footing.” (more)

  • Beyond the Obvious – Direct and Indirect Territorial Coverage of MPP/ViiV Voluntary License for Dolutegravir

    In an article for Intellectual Property Watch, Professor Brook Baker highlights a best practice aspect of a license for a new antiviral medicine negotiated between a manufacturer and the Medicines Patent Pool. (more)

  • Superior Court Judge Stuart Rice to Helm CJA

    Congratulations to the Honorable Stuart Rice '78, who has been elected president of the California Judges Association for the 2017-2018 term. (more)

  • Meet the Graduates: Kate Akkaya '17

    For Kate Akkaya '17, who graduates this Friday, a co-op in Turkey working with asylum-seekers was an experience that further cemented her dedication to humanitarian law. “It’s not just about helping your client,” she says. “It’s about the bigger picture. (more)

  • Meet the Graduates: Zach Heath '17

    Zach Heath '17 is profiled by news@Northeastern and explains how his co-op experiences have prepared him for his future at one of the nation’s premier law firms. (more)

  • Race and the Ballot Box: What’s At Stake In The Lowell Voting Rights Case

    Listen back: On WGBH's Morning Edition, Professor Daniel Medwed discusses a current lawsuit that challenges Lowell’s voting system as racially discriminatory. (more)

  • Will Stepping up Drug-Dealer Arrests Help Alleviate the Opioid Crisis?

    “Taking someone out of the drug supply chain has not been shown to affect the drug supply,” Professor Leo Beletsky tells Crain's New York Business. “It disrupts the supply chain for a few days, if that.” (more)

  • Planned Parenthood President to Deliver Northeastern Law School's Commencement Address

    “In a time when the fabric of democracy is tested like never before, I am grateful for the opportunity to celebrate a new class of creative, committed lawyers who I hope will spend their careers fighting for social justice,” Cecile Richards tells news@Northeastern. (more)

  • Only Congress Has Clear Path to Trump's Removal from Office

    "The controversy over the conduct of the Trump administration is more political than legal, though of course the culpability of the president is hardly irrelevant to what will determine his fate," writes Professor Michael Meltsner in a letter to The Boston Globe. (more)

  • Justice Delayed: The Prolonged Resolution of the Dookhan Crime Lab Scandal

    Check out Professor Daniel Medwed's latest Legal Ease article for WGBH News. (more)

  • Strong Partners with New Ideas

    Greg Dobak '17, one of the US organizers of the German American Conference 2017 at Harvard University, is featured in an article by the German Federal Foreign Office. (more)

  • Tonight’s Historic Victory in Philadelphia Shows that Voter Backlash Against America’s Most Overzealous Prosecutors Continues

    “The era of tough-on-crime rhetoric is coming to a close as voters realize that overzealous prosecutors have abused their power for too long," says Professor Daniel Medwed. (more)

  • Comey Memo Leaves 'a Lot of Smoke Pointing in the Direction of Obstruction of Justice'

    The discovery of a memo by former FBI Director James Comey “certainly would be further indication that there may have been some criminal conduct,” Professor Wendy Parmet tells news@Northeastern. (more)

  • Chelsea Manning's Lawyer Knows How to Fight Transgender Discrimination—He's Lived It

    Chase Strangio ’10, staff attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union, is profiled by Mother Jones magazine. (more)

  • Women in the Law Conference Featuring Mass. AG Maura Healey '98

    The School of Law's ninth annual Women in the Law Conference will take place this Friday, May 19. Join us in conversations by adding #WIL2017 to your tweets, Instagram pictures and Facebook posts! (more)

  • Anne Mackin '81 Honored as 2017 BBA John G. Brooks awardee

    Anne Mackin, a member of Greater Boston Legal Services’ Immigration Unit, received the John G. Brooks Legal Services Award at the Boston Bar Association’s annual Law Day Dinner on Monday, May 15. The award is presented to professional legal services attorneys for their outstanding work on behalf of indigent people in the Boston area. (more)

  • Why the Trump Administration's War on Drugs Time Warp Could Cause 'Gratuitous Suffering'

    "The Trump administration's approach represents a return to the Stone Age of criminal justice policy," Professor Daniel Medwed tells CBC News. "It's like we haven't moved on. It's all reflecting comments made 30 years ago." (more)

  • Legal Services Lawyer Strives for Systemic Advocacy

    Check out this podcast featuring Brian Flynn '93, senior staff attorney at Greater Boston Legal Services and winner of the Massachusetts Bar Association's 2017 Legal Services Award! (more)

  • LISTEN: Should Massachusetts Become a “Sanctuary State”?

    Professor Daniel Medwed speaks with Bob Seay, host of WGBH's Morning Edition, about the various bills on Beacon Hill and their legal implications. (more)

  • Richards to Deliver 2017 Commencement Address

    Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund, will deliver the keynote address at Northeastern University School of Law’s commencement on Friday, May 26, 2017, at 11 a.m. in Northeastern University’s Matthews Arena. (more)

  • Tobacco Company Says Tony Gwynn Was Warned

    "Tobacco companies do what they can to blame the victim,” Professor Richard Daynard, President of NUSL's Public Health Advocacy Institute, tells USA Today. (more)

  • What's Ahead For The State's Highest Court This Month

    On WGBH’s Morning Edition, Professor Daniel Medwed discusses recent developments at the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts and considers what's ahead for some of its high profile cases this month. (more)

  • Levine Wins in Wayland

    Congratulations to Douglas Levine '01, who has been elected to a three-year term on the Board of Selectmen for the town of Wayland, Massachusetts! (more)

  • USPTO Certifies Northeastern Law Students to Register Trademarks

    Students in Northeastern University School of Law’s IP CO-LAB — its intellectual property clinic — will soon have the extraordinary opportunity to file federal trademark registration applications with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). (more)

  • Criminal Justice: The DNA Revolution and the Evolution of Innocence

    In a blog for Cambridge Core, Professor Daniel Medwed provides an outline of his new book on Wrongful Convictions and the DNA Revolution. (more)

  • Burnham Named University Distinguished Professor

    Professor Margaret Burnham has been named a University Distinguished Professor, the highest rank that can be bestowed upon a Northeastern University faculty member. (more)

  • In Wake of Suicide, Aaron Hernandez Conviction Could Be Voided

    “We have to create law that applies to all cases, even ones that aren’t especially sympathetic,” Professor Daniel Medwed tells The Boston Globe. (more)

  • Actress-Turned-Lawyer Back on Stage in WCLOC Comedy

    The Worcester Telegram profiles Katie Perry-Lorentz ’14, who will appear in Worcester County Light Opera Co.'s production of "Out of Order." (more)

  • DNA Evidence Isn't the Savior of the Wrongfully Convicted, Says Criminal Justice Professor

    “One of the issues of DNA is that it creates the appearance of solving the problem of ‘innocent man convicted,’but it really doesn’t because so few cases actually involve biological evidence,” Professor Daniel Medwed tells Metro. (more)

  • Northeastern Unveils Project Commemorating History of Lower Roxbury

    Professor Margaret Burnham gave the opening address at the unveiling of the Lower Roxbury Black History Project: “We have to acknowledge the voices that are presented, and realize that this is a place in the city of Boston. People can benefit from these archives that we’ve put together.” (more)

  • Officers Rue the Return of US 'War on Drugs'

    "A return to the old war-on-drugs style, in the midst of a opiate addiction crisis which has swept the country, would be a public health disaster," Professor Leo Beletsky tells BBC News. (more)

  • On the Brink of Justice: New Trial Granted in the Fred Weichel Case

    Listen back: Professor Daniel Medwed discusses the case of Fred Weichel, who has been granted a retrial after 36 years in prison for murder. (more)

  • ADA MacDougall Named Prosecutor of the Year

    Congratulations to Kate MacDougall ’97, on being named the William O’Malley Prosecutor of the Year at the Annual Massachusetts Prosecutor's Conference! (more)

  • Seattle Plans First Safe Drug-Injection Sites in the US

    "Certainly, the preliminary signal we've gotten from the administration ... is an attitude of taking a much more law enforcement-based approach to drugs," Professor Wendy Parmet tells Al Jazeera. (more)

  • Trump Targets the Legal Services Corporation

    Dorothy Samuels '75, senior fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice, has written an op-ed for The American Prospect. (more)

  • Professor Ahmed Selected as 2017-2018 LAPA Fellow

    Congratulations to Professor Aziza Ahmed, who has been selected as a fellow with the Program in Law and Public Affairs (LAPA) at Princeton University. She will be combining her sabbatical and her fellowship to spend the year developing her work on law, feminism and science into a book with particular emphasis on legal and policy responses to HIV. (more)

  • Health Law Workshop: Leo Beletsky

    Professor Leo Beletsky will deliver a Health Law workshop on Monday, April 10, at Harvard Law School's Petrie-Flom Center. His presentation, "America’s Favorite Antidote: Murder-By-Overdose in the Age of the Opioid Epidemic," is now available for download. (more)

  • Massachusetts Medical Society Trustees Ask Members To Support Safe Injection Facilities For Drug Users

    "It does take some measure of discretion to allow such experimentation to proceed, but it is possible," Professor Leo Beletsky tells WBUR's CommonHealth. (more)

  • NUSL Launches Pro Bono Collaboration with Leading Public Interest Organizations

    In response to the need for volunteers to help defeat many of the recent federal executive orders and proposed changes in federal law intent on cutting back on individual rights and freedoms, Northeastern University School of Law (NUSL), under the guidance of Professor Wally Holohan, has launched the NUSL Pro Bono Collaboration. (more)

  • Lawrence And Chelsea Fight Trump: A Blueprint For Other Sanctuary Cities?

    “If Congress wants to have a particular program that it funds and it creates some strings that are attached that are specifically for that program that’s pretty common,” Professor Rachel Rosenbloom tells WGBH News. “But if Congress uses unrelated funds and says we won’t give you these funds, unless you carry out immigration enforcement actions, the Supreme Court has said in other cases, that is not permissible under the constitution.” (more)

  • Medwed Publishes New Book on Wrongful Convictions

    Professor Daniel Medwed has published a new book: Wrongful Convictions and the DNA Revolution: Twenty-Five Years of Freeing the Innocent (Cambridge University Press, 2017). (more)

  • What Happens in Oakland…Stays in Vegas

    Professor Roger Abrams comments on the legal implications of the Oakland Raiders’ relocation to Las Vegas. (more)

  • California AG Will Seek Death Penalty In Murder Case Tainted By Government Misconduct

    "Before pursuing the ultimate penalty, one hopes prosecutors are extremely confident in the integrity of the underlying evidence ― with respect to the crime itself and any aggravating factors," Professor Daniel Medwed tells The Huffington Post. "It seems far-fetched to have such confidence in a case infected by one of the most egregious informant scandals in the past quarter century.” (more)

  • Breaking Down The Barry Cadden Verdict

    On WGBH News, Professor Daniel Medwed provides analysis on two recent high profile cases in Massachusetts... (more)

  • Six Grads to be Honored by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

    Congratulations to Michael Birch ‘10, Gabriel Cheong ’07, Stesha Emmanuel ‘11, Eliana Nader ’09, Glynis Ritchie ’12 and Stephanie Viola Swanson 12, who are to be honored as Up & Coming Lawyers by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly at its 2017 Excellence in the Law event in April! (more)

  • Film Screening: The Freedom to Marry

    Join us on Wednesday, April 26, at the Fenway Center for a special screening of The Freedom to Marry, followed by a post-film discussion with director Eddie Rosenstein and Mary Bonauto ’87. (more)

  • Should Employers Be Allowed to Require Genetic Test Results?

    Professor Kristin Madison considers the repercussions of a bill, recently passed by the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, that would permit employers to impose penalties on employees who refuse to provide their genetic-test results... (more)

  • Expect Fireworks At Neil Gorsuch's Confirmation Hearing

    "My hunch is that Judge Gorsuch will be confirmed," writes Professor Daniel Medwed in his latest Legal Ease article for WGBH News. (more)

  • Understanding the Complex Issue of Healthcare Reform

    Professor Wendy Parmet discusses the proposed American Health Care Act with news@Northeastern: “In terms of income distribution, this is regressive legislation versus progressive legislation.” (more)

  • Northeastern Once Again Ranked #1 for Practical Training

    In recognition of its national leadership in experiential learning, Northeastern University School of Law has once again been ranked #1 for practical training by The National Jurist. (more)

  • Northeastern Moves up 17 Spots in US News Law School Rankings

    Northeastern University School of Law moved up an impressive 17 spots to #65 in the 2018 US News & World Report rankings released today. (more)

  • Trump’s Ouster of Federal Prosecutors: What It Means for Massachusetts

    On WGBH's Morning Edition, Professor Daniel Medwed discusses the legal issues related to Trump's dismissal of 46 Obama-era federal prosecutors. (more)

  • Classes, Administrative Offices Will Follow Normal Schedule Wednesday

    Northeastern University campuses will be open and fully operational on Wednesday, March 15. All classes will meet as scheduled and administrative offices will operate on a normal schedule. (more)

  • The Big Security Mistakes Companies Make When Buying Tech

    In an article for The Wall Street Journal, Professor Andrea Matwyshyn shares her tips for a security-first approach to workplace technology purchases. (more)

  • Cops Win Another Round Pursuing the Prosecutor Who Pursued Them

    “What scares me about this case is that it’s a pretty strong signal from the police that prosecutors across the country should be careful about bringing charges when it comes to police misconduct... which most of them already are!” Professor Daniel Medwed tells The Marshall Project. (more)

  • The Opioid Crisis Would Probably Get Worse Under Trumpcare

    "The grand irony of the GOP’s proposal is that Trump strongholds in Appalachia and other rural areas would be most affected by the loss of addiction treatment resources," Professor Leo Beletsky tells Vice.com. (more)

  • Commonwealth v. Aaron Hernandez: The Road Ahead

    Listen back: On WGBH’s Morning Edition, Professor Daniel Medwed discusses the legal issues relating to the trial to the Aaron Hernandez murder trial. (more)

  • Scant Discipline Follows Prosecutors' Impropriety in Massachusetts

    “There is little excuse for neglecting to take action in the face of an appellate finding of egregious misconduct,” Professor Daniel Medwed tells The Eye. (more)

  • Trump Has Set the US up to Botch a Global Health Crisis

    Should a pandemic or any other public health crisis occur, we would want a team of experienced professionals in place that already knows the lay of the land, and has the administration’s trust,” Professor Wendy Parmet tells Vox. “The sooner that team forms, the better.” (more)

  • A Vacation From Your Usual Self

    Cory Lamz ’17 talks to the Boston Globe about the diversity and inclusive nature of Berlin’s club culture. Last summer, Cory co-oped at Clubcommission Berlin as part of a collaborative research project between the School of Law and the College of Arts, Media and Design. (more)

  • Reproductive Health Under Assault

    In an article for HealthAffairs, Professor Aziza Ahmed examines the impact the new administration may have on reproductive justice. (more)

  • Hepatitis C Drugs Re-Energize Global Fight Over Patents

    "If these medicines were made widely available, you could make a plan to eliminate this disease,” Professor Brook Baker tells Nature.com. (more)

  • McAuliffe Stands Strong on Fracking Trade-Secret Exemptions From FOIA

    “The defeat of these bills is an example of good government,” Kristin Davis '08, staff attorney for the Southern Environmental Law Center, tells the Augusta Free Press. “Citizens, local leaders, and organizations stepped up to explain why this FOIA exemption was a bad idea for Virginia, and Richmond listened.” (more)

  • New Immigration Policies Convince More Japanese Americans to Engage in the Radical Act of Remembering

    Former classmates Laura Hibino Misumi ’14 and Jessica Yamane ’14, co-authors of “We Remember,” stand in solidarity with Muslim Americans in the wake of President Trump’s executive order. (more)

  • Remembering Professor Emeritus John Flym

    It is with deep sadness that we share the news that Professor Emeritus John Flym passed away on February 24, 2017, in Paris, France, where he had lived for a number of years. He is survived by his wife, Isabelle; daughter, Susannah; grandchildren; and other family members. (more)

  • Transgender Rights Under Fire in Trump Era

    On MSNBC, Chase Strangio ’10, staff attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union, discusses the current landscape of transgender rights. (more)

  • Gov. Baker's Criminal Justice Reform Is Half a Loaf at Best

    "The question is not whether extensive criminal justice reform is desirable, but rather whether our governor and legislators have the political will to make it a reality," says Professor Daniel Medwed. (more)

  • NUSL's LSSC Program Invites Grads to Serve as Oral Argument Judges

    The Legal Skills in a Social Context (LSSC) program is seeking local area alumni/ae who are willing to serve as 1L oral argument judges between Monday, April 10 and Friday, April 21. If you are interested, please contact Professor Johanna Dennis at jo.dennis@northeastern.edu (more)

  • Trump's Anti-Trans Action Affects Way More Than Bathroom Access

    "All forms of creative resistance to harmful and hateful policies matter," writes Professor Gabriel Arkles in an article for Truthout. (more)

  • Standing Up for What I Need

    "Those of us who need accommodation so that we can keep doing what we love must have the courage and self-respect to seek them, even if we would rather we didn’t have to," writes Carol Steinberg '80 in an op-ed for The New York Times. (more)

  • Criminal Justice Overhaul Would Grant Prisoners Incentives for Shorter Sentences

    “I think that's a small step in the right direction,” Rahsaan Hall ’98, director of the Racial Justice Program for the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts, tells WGBH News. “But I think there are a lot of people who end up in the criminal justice system serving lengthier sentences because of guilty pleas that are leveraged by the use of a mandatory minimum.” (more)

  • Crabtree Recognized for Outstanding Advocacy

    Congratulations to Robert Crabtree '76, who has been selected to receive the 2017 Diane Lipton Award for Outstanding Advocacy from the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates! (more)

  • The Threat Trump Never Saw Coming

    Mass. AG Maura Healey ’98 is profiled in Vanity Fair. (more)

  • Fourth Annual CourtCall Law School Awards for 2016-2017

    For the 2016-2017 academic year, CourtCall will present an award of $250.00 to two (2) third-year law students at Northeastern University School of Law who demonstrate skill in Moot Court, Mock Trial, or Trial Advocacy Programs. (more)

  • Trump May Be Backtracking on Immigration Ban, and That Could Be Smart

    “This is the courts saying they have a role to play, they are not going to sit that out,” Professor Rachel Rosenbloom tells The Boston Globe. (more)

  • Appeals Court Refuses to Reinstate Travel Ban; President Tweets 'See You in Court

    "The very essence of the idea behind the federal Constitution is a mistrust of power," Professor Michael Meltsner tells TheStreet. "The essence of the structure of the federal Constitution is that very few things are unreviewable.'" (more)

  • Appeals Court Showdown on Trump Immigration Ban Approaches

    "There are a wide range of issues raised by the executive order and by the challenge to it, and they range from procedural things to ultimate Constitutional questions," Professor Michael Meltsner tells TheStreet. (more)

  • Dear President Trump: Your Big Idea on Drug Pricing is Half-Baked

    “Any smart country would fight back," Professor Brook Baker tells Stat News. "It’s not that these countries are getting a free ride. What you see is a willingness to tame the excesses of a free market.” (more)

  • Northeastern Reaffirms Core Values in Wake of Executive Order

    Northeastern President Joseph Aoun and Dean Jeremy Paul affirm the university and law school's commitment to diversity while Northeastern jointly files amicus brief opposing President Donald Trump’s executive order banning travelers and refugees of certain countries from entering the US. (more)

  • Woo Spearheads CAPALF Statement to Trump Opposing Executive Order on Immigration

    More than 100 members of the Conference of Asian Pacific American Law Faculty have signed a letter condemning the executive order on immigration, says Professor Margaret Woo, who spearheaded the effort. (more)

  • Professors Meltsner and Silbey Examine the Constitutionality of Trump's Travel, Refugee Ban

    Michael Meltsner and Jessica Silbey dive into the ins and outs of Trump’s controversial executive order. (more)

  • How Does President Trump's Executive Order Alter Our Immigration Travel Policy?

    Professor Daniel Medwed joins host Bob Seay on WGBH's Morning Edition to discuss the legal battled that has ensued in the aftermath of Trump's executive order. (more)

  • Heather Yountz ’07 Among First Lawyers in Boston to Challenge Executive Order

    “There was a feeling of everybody coming together that was something I will never forget,” said Yountz, an associate with Demise & Church. (more)

  • Trump's Immigration Policies Could Go down as Historic 'Moral Failing'

    Professor Rachel Rosen­bloom weighs in on Trump’s exec­u­tive order to keep “rad­ical Islamic ter­ror­ists” out of the United States and its poten­tial effects on refugees worldwide. (more)

  • Rosen '15 Honored by CJP

    Congratulations to Georgi Vogel Rosen ’15, who received a “Chai in the Hub” award from the Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Boston. (more)

  • Nearly 8 Decades Later, an Apology for a Lynching in Georgia

    Northeastern law student's work in Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Clinic featured in The New York Times. (more)

  • Northeastern Law Magazine: Winter 2017 Issue

    "Putting Veterans Together Again" and many more stories! (more)

  • Holding Firm: The Supreme Judicial Court In The Age Of Trump

    Why is it that so many Bay Staters feel buffeted from the political winds that brought Brexit across the pond and Donald Trump to the Oval Office? In his latest article for WGBH News, Professor Daniel Medwed ponders the question. (more)

  • Holocaust Commemoration Speakers Contend with Suffering, Survival

    On Monday, January 24, 2017, Professor Rose Zoltek-Jick helped launch Northeastern's week-long commemoration of the Holocaust with a moving, insightful and personal speech about the experiences of the children of Holocaust survivors. (more)

  • Trump to Order Mexican Border Wall and Curtail Immigration

    In The New York Times, Marielena Hincapié ’96, executive director of the National Immigration Law Center, says, “To think that Trump’s first 100 days are going to be marked by this very shameful shutting of our doors to everybody who is seeking refuge in this country is very concerning.” (more)

  • Northeastern Named to Honor Roll of Top 12 Law Schools for Community Service

    The National Jurist has named Northeastern University School of Law to an honor roll of the nation’s top law schools that “go above and beyond in providing legal services for the underserved in their communities.” (more)

  • Thurgood: Post-Play Discussion with Civil Rights Attorney Mike Meltsner

    Professor Mike Meltsner, an acclaimed civil rights attorney who worked with Thurgood Marshall at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund (LDF) in the 1960s, will speak about the legendary civil rights advocate and Supreme Court justice following the New Repertory Theatre’s performance of “Thurgood” on February 1, 2017. (more)

  • Why the C.D.C.’s Power to Quarantine Should Worry Us

    In an op-ed for The New York Times, Professor Wendy Parmet and her co-authors make a compelling case for reconsidering the CDC’s power to order quarantines. (more)

  • Contentious Immigration and Health Care Issues at Heart of Timely New Book

    Professor Patricia Illingworth and Professor Wendy Parmet, director of NUSL's Center for Health Policy and Law, are the co-authors of a new book, The Health of Newcomers: Immigration, Health Policy, and the Case for Global Solidarity, published by NYU Press. (more)

  • Mass. Scored a Victory in Its Exxon Lawsuit. What's Next?

    Listen back: Professor Daniel Medwed is interviewed by Bob Seay, host of WGBH's Morning Edition. (more)

  • 2 Years, 31 Dead Construction Workers. New York Can Do Better.

    "We need to be outraged," writes Dominique Bravo ’91, director of Pathways 2 Apprenticeship, in an op-ed for The New York Times. "More, we need tough licensing requirements for contractors, frequent safety inspections, robust worker training and, yes, support for developers who sign union contracts." (more)

  • Experts Look to Northeastern Law Students’ Report on Racial Equity in Marijuana Legalization

    In the wake of Massachusetts voters opting for marijuana legalization, a report by Northeastern law students is being used by the Northeast Cannabis Coalition and Union of Minority Neighborhoods to ensure racial equity in cannabis legalization efforts. (more)

  • New York Times Writer and Best Selling Author to Present at Women in the Law Conference

    We are pleased to announce that Jessica Bennett, an award-winning journalist and critic who writes on gender, sexuality and culture, will present at our 9th annual Women in the Law Conference this spring. She will join keynote speaker, Mass. AG Maura Healey ’98, and an impressive lineup of panelists for a day of inspiring programing at the School of Law on Friday, May 19, 2017. (more)

  • Facebook Video Reminder of Violence Faced by Disabled Americans

    "When someone kills disabled people, it's usually not given the same degree of seriousness of zeal in prosecution as when the victim is not disabled," Lydia Brown '18, chairperson of the Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council, tells CNN. (more)

  • Federal Authorities to Investigate O.C. District Attorney over Jailhouse Informants

    “The problem with informants is they’re so attractive. If it’s a weak case, maybe bringing in an informant is a way to solidify it,” Professor Daniel Medwed tells the Los Angeles Times. (more)

  • A Reality Check on Claims of Vintage 'Fake News'

    “I applaud what the journalists at the Post-Gazette did,” Professor Margaret Burnham tells The Washington Post. "And also must say that they are adding to a record where the major problem is not a report of a lynching that didn't take place but the failure to report many lynchings that did take place.” (more)

  • Hassan, Spilka, Higgins Sworn In

    Northeastern Univeristy School of Law congratulates Maggie Hassan '85, Karen Spilka '80 and Natalie Higgins ’14, three NUSL alumnae who took the oath of office this week. (more)

  • Getting Away With Murder

    The work of NUSL's Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project is chronicled in The Marshall Project's latest feature article: "The project’s title is a nod to the ways in which the investigations can nevertheless provide some measure of justice, if not in a legal sense, then in a social and emotional one." (more)

  • We Remember

    Laura Misumi ’14 and Jessica Yamane ’14 have co-authored an article in reaction to the 2016 presidential election: “As two Nikkei women, this piece was co-written in honor of our grandparents and our collective memories as Japanese Americans who have resisted and will continue to resist the violent logic of white supremacy.” (more)